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Large breasts can cause back pain and unwanted attention. It can also make physical activities such as exercise challenging and uncomfortable. Breast reduction surgery can reduce the volume of a woman’s breasts to deliver desired results with proportion. The surgical procedure can also lift and tighten the breast for a more aesthetic appearance.

How Does Breast Reduction Surgery Work?

Breast reduction is an outpatient surgical procedure performed under general anesthesia. During breast reduction surgery, a plastic surgeon removes excess fat and skin to make the breasts smaller. The nipple can also be reduced to a smaller size and lifted for a more aesthetic appearance. The procedure may form visible scarring that can be hidden under a swimsuit or bra. You can resume non-strenuous activities about a week after surgery and strenuous activities after a month.

Ideal Breast Reduction Candidates

To determine if you are an ideal candidate for breast reduction surgery, a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon is strongly recommended. You may be an ideal candidate if you are a woman with large breasts that are causing pain and discomfort. You must be physically healthy to undergo surgery and not currently pregnant or nursing.

During a breast reduction consultation, the surgeon can explain the procedure, risks and recovery period. The surgeon will perform a complete medical assessment and answer any questions you may have. If you are determined to be a good candidate, the surgeon will help you with a treatment plan to achieve your desired goals.

Is Breast Reduction Surgery Right for You?

Excess breast tissue can significantly impact your ability to lead an active lifestyle. To determine if you are a good candidate for breast reduction surgery, schedule a consultation today. From your initial consultation to your last post-operative appointment, Dr. Jeremy Nikfarjam will ensure you receive the professional care and comfort you deserve.

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